Readers last week were most drawn to Bostik’s planned acquisition of Fixatti (Bostik to Acquire Adhesive Powder Producer Fixatti): “Arkema recently announced its proposed acquisition of Fixatti, a company that produces high-performance thermobonding adhesive powders. According to Arkema, the acquisition will enable Bostik to strengthen its global offering of hot-melt adhesive solutions for niche industrial applications in the construction, technical coating, battery, automotive, and textile printing markets.

“Fixatti operates two sites in Europe and one in China, employs 180 people, and reports sales of some €55 million (approximately $63.1 million). Thanks to its grinding, polymerization, and compounding capacities, Fixatti reportedly develops and markets a diversified range of high-performance, environmentally friendly thermobonding powders.

“Fixatti’s copolyester and copolyamide polymerization capabilities also present synergies with one of Bostik’s historic areas of expertise, according to Arkema. Following the acquisition of Prochimir in adhesive films last year, the geographic and technological complementarity of this acquisition is expected to help facilitate Bostik’s goal to become a world leader in innovative and high-value-added thermobonding solutions.”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for July 26 - August 1

  1. Bostik to Acquire Adhesive Powder Producer Fixatti
    #3 last week
  2. Weiner Joins FLEXcon North America as Chief Operations Officer
  3. Shurtape Technologies Joins Contractor Rewards Program
  4. Meridian Adhesives Group Acquires E-Chem
    #third week in Top 5!
  5. Coatex and Omya Announce Distribution Partnership for Australia and New Zealand

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants, and coatings-related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletters and social media platforms.